Element Assignment Character, Prop & Line Requirements
At the Kickoff Event we will announce a character, a prop and a line of dialogue just a few minutes before the Official Filmmaking Period begins.
These elements must be included in your film.
The elements will vary from city to city, but in each location ALL teams will have the same required elements. It's up to each team to decide how to integrate them into their own film. Teams compete for most creative use of these elements.
Examples of Previous Characters
Larry or Lori Gardner, Designer Washington, District of Columbia 2008
Cynthia or Cedric Peters, Gym Instructor Asheville, North Carolina 2014
Kevin or Kristen O'Mara, Home Inspector Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2007
Adiba or Adil Ravinder, Writer Hyderabad, India 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a piñata San Jose, California 2012
a brick Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2012
a laptop computer Fargo, North Dakota 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
Sounds cool. Tell me more. Portland, Maine 2014
There's nothing to it. London, United Kingdom 2013
Here's where it gets tricky. Houston, Texas 2012
That's not how I would have handled it. Baltimore, Maryland 2011
The required line of dialogue must be heard or seen - it may be written. It may be in a foreign language; however if it is not clear that this is the required line, it should be translated.
The required character does not have to be the star, but we must actually see him/her on the screen. Name tags, etc. are not necessary so long as the audience can infer who he/she is.
The required prop must be seen, and it should be used in your film in some way.
Adherence to Assignment
Did you know judges base part of their scores on a film’s adherence to assignment? This refers to the genre and required elements.
Elements in Credits Do Not Count
The required elements must appear in the story of your film. Use of the elements only in the end credits will NOT fulfill the requirement.